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Confined Space Training - Yesterday we covered a confined space accident that took the life of a young man helping with getting a boat into the water. Today we provide links and information about confined spaces available on YouTube.

Part 1: Introduction: This four part video is designed for municipal workers and illustrates the basic rules for working in confined spaces. Oxygen deficiency and other potential dangers are covered. In addition, the health effects and physical characteristics of toxic gases including carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulphide, and methane are examined.

Part 2: Why confined spaces can be deadly
This four part video is designed for municipal workers and illustrates the basic rules for working in confined spaces. Oxygen deficiency and other potential dangers are covered. In addition, the health effects and physical characteristics of toxic gases including carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulphide, and methane are examined.

Part 3: Carbon monoxide
This four part video is designed for municipal workers and illustrates the basic rules for working in confined spaces. Oxygen deficiency and other potential dangers are covered. In addition, the health effects and physical characteristics of toxic gases including carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulphide, and methane are examined.

Part 4: Preventing confined space accidents
This four part video is designed for municipal workers and illustrates the basic rules for working in confined spaces. Oxygen deficiency and other potential dangers are covered. In addition, the health effects and physical characteristics of toxic gases including carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulphide, and methane are examined.

  • Here is your checklist and how to think about your job before you enter a confined space:
    1. Check the immediate area for hazards.
  • 2. Test the atmosphere in the confined space for toxic gases.
  • 3. Use the buddy system, a spotter and know how to rescue a trapped worker.
  • 4. Use proper ventilation techniques.
  • 5. Use a harness, lifeline and oxygen meter.

For yesterday's article see: What is a confined space death in the workplace?

Sioux City Sewer Workers Another Example of the Dangers of Working in Confined Spaces, Brooks Schuelke, Austin, Texas

News about another confined space accident in Iowa.

Worker in Sioux City Iowa dies from sewer gas safety issue, Nick Avgerinos, Chicago, Illinois

Steve Lombardi
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